Hofstra head coach Seth Tierney will be returning for a second stint as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team.

SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse and head coach John Danowski have named the staff for the 2022 U.S. Men’s National Team. The staff will guide the U.S. team over the next four years, leading up to the 2022 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Named as assistant coaches were Joe Amplo, Seth Tierney and Charley Toomey. Nate Snyder will serve as the assistant manager and Jay Bissette will be the team’s equipment manager.

Amplo and Tierney were both assistant coaches on Danowski’s staff this past summer, helping the U.S. to a dramatic 9-8 victory over Canada in the FIL championship game in Netanya, Israel.

“I’m excited to once again work with Seth and Joe and welcome Charley to the group,” Danowski said. “Charley is a perfect fit, not only from his experience as a player, assistant coach and head coach, but his character is beyond reproach. I’m absolutely ecstatic to work with these guys.”

The staff selections were made by the Coach Selection Committee of the US Lacrosse National Teams Committee consisting of:

  • National Team Committee Co-Chair: Kyle Harrison
  • National Team Committee Co-Chair: Anne Phillips
  • Past U.S. Men's National Team Coach: Joe Alberici
  • Past U.S. Men's National Team Player: Kevin Leveille
  • Past U.S. Men's National Team Manager: Billy Rebman
  • Pro Player Representative: Kevin Unterstein
  • College Coach Representative: Brian Voelker
  • US Lacrosse President/CEO: Steve Stenersen
  • US Lacrosse VP of Lacrosse Operations: Ann Carpenetti
  • US Lacrosse Director of National Teams: Skip Lichtfuss
  • U.S. Senior Team Head Coach: John Danowski

Amplo is the only head coach in Marquette University history, and led the Golden Eagles to Big East championships and NCAA tournament berths in 2016 and 2017. He was the defensive coordinator for the U.S. team in 2018. A graduate of Hofstra, he spent a decade at the school as an assistant coach, helping Hofstra reach the NCAA tournament eight times.

Tierney has been the head coach at Hofstra University since 2007, and he topped the 100 career victories mark this past season. He has led the Pride to four NCAA tournament appearances and his 2017 team ranked as high as No. 2 in the country during the regular season. The offensive coordinator for the 2018 U.S. team, Tierney, a graduate of Johns Hopkins, served as an assistant coach at Hofstra and Johns Hopkins before taking over the Hofstra program. As an assistant, he helped lead Hopkins to the 2005 NCAA championship.

Toomey, the head coach at Loyola, is making his debut as a member of a U.S. national team staff, but has previously assisted as an evaluator during the team tryout process. In his first 13 years as the head coach at Loyola, Toomey has led the Greyhounds to a 134-64 mark and the 2012 NCAA championship. A two-time All-American goalie at Loyola, Toomey has been a part of 17 NCAA tournament teams at the school, three as a player, five as an assistant coach and nine as head coach. He will be inducted into the US Lacrosse Chesapeake Chapter Hall of Fame later this month.

Snyder has deep ties to both US Lacrosse and the sport. He has served in a variety of roles in professional lacrosse, most recently as executive vice president of business operations for the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League. He previously served as assistant general manager for the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse and the Orlando Titans (NLL). A graduate of St. John Fisher College, Snyder is a former special events manager for US Lacrosse and in a volunteer role has served as president of the Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse.

Bissette will be serving as equipment manager for his fourth U.S. national team. He was the equipment manager for the 2018 U.S. men’s team and the 2012 and 2016 U.S. U19 teams, all of which won gold medals. He is the head equipment manager for Duke’s men’s lacrosse team, as well as the Blue Devils’ men’s and women’s soccer programs. He has been a part of Duke’s 2010, 2013 and 2014 national championship teams.

The U.S. men’s national team trains and plays using best-in class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), Cascade (helmets), STX (equipment), Warrior (equipment), SISU Guard (mouthguards), The Pearl by Guardian (balls) and DJO (sports braces).

In addition to these partners, MedStar Sports Medicine, Chipotle, Greenfields and Nationwide are official sponsors of the national team. Team training is also aided by products from Motive Pure, NormaTec Recovery and Athletic Republic.